Applications

DEADLINES

Early Application Early Decision Final Application Final Decisions Deposit Due Final Payment Due
Biology April 21 April 28 May 26 June 2 June 16 July 7
Computer Science April 21 April 28 May 12 May 19 May 26 June 2
Competitive Programming April 21 April 28 May 19 June 2 June 16 June 30
Physics May 5 May 12 June 2 June 9 June 23 July 14



Summer Institute Teaching/Resident Assistant Applications (UCF Students Only)

Student Application

How To Apply

Please complete all three forms if applying for Biology, Computer Science, or Competitive Programming. Review of your application will not begin until all forms are received. Specific eligibility and recommendation requirements are listed below by program subject.

1. Form A – Complete the online application

2. Form B – School Recommendation: Complete the top portion, and give it to your high school guidance counselor (or another official from your high school). After they complete it, ask them to give it to you in a sealed, signed envelope, or ask them to mail it directly to SI @ UCF. Make certain that the envelope from your guidance counselor also includes a copy of your high school transcript.

3. Form C – Teacher Recommendation: Complete the top part, and give it to your Mathematics/Science/Computer Science teacher (as defined under eligibility for your program). The recommendation should be given to you in a signed, sealed envelope for your submission, mailed directly to SI @ UCF or scanned and emailed to STEM@ucf.edu.

Computer Science Eligibility
Applicants must currently be enrolled in grades 8-11 (minimum age 13) at the time of application and they must show interest in Computer Science and Mathematics. Algebra II (or equivalent) is the preferred mathematics prerequisite for the programming and computer science curriculum at SI @ UCF. Applicants will be selected based on a combination of their high school transcript, teacher recommendations, and standardized test scores (PSAT, SAT or ACT). The successful applicant will have maintained a 3.0 average or above, will have shown strong performance in mathematics courses, and will have a strong recommendation from a Computer Science or Mathematics teacher or guidance counselor. Note that prior knowledge of Computer Science is NOT a prerequisite. Only a very limited number of applicants (20) will be accepted.

Biology Eligibility

Eligible applicants must be enrolled in grades 10 and 11 (entering grades 11 and 12) at the time of application. Applicants must also show an interest in the study of the biological sciences. General Biology (or equivalent) is the preferred science prerequisite for the biology field curriculum at SI @ UCF. Applicants will be selected based on a combination of their high school GPA, and teacher recommendation. The successful applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on their most recent report card, demonstrate an elevated interest in biological, environmental and/or marine science courses, and have a strong recommendation from a recent teacher in one or more of these courses. Prior knowledge of general biology is a prerequisite. A maximum of 20 students will be accepted.

Competitive Programming Eligibility

Applicants must currently be enrolled in grades 9-12 (minimum age 14) at the time of application and they must have a specific interest in programming competitions. Applicants will be selected based on a combination of their high school transcript, teacher recommendations, standardized test scores (PSAT, SAT or ACT) and programming competition performance. The successful applicant will have maintained a 3.0 average or above, will have shown strong performance in mathematics courses, and will have a strong recommendation from a Computer Science teacher. Only a very limited number of applicants (20) will be accepted.

Physics Eligibility

Applicants must currently be in grades 5-7 (entering/currently enrolled in middle school) at the time of application and they must show an interest in the study of Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics. Form A required only. Applicants will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis until the program reaches capacity. Only a limited number of applicants (30) will be accepted.